If you’ve never heard of turmeric milk your in for a treat! Turmeric milk is my absolute favourite drink when I want something warm in my tummy. This drink is not only warming, soothing and comforting but extremely nutritious.
Turmeric is high in curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream so by adding peppercorns (which contains piperine) it helps to enhance the absorption of curcumin in our bodies.
Manuka honey is antibacterial, high in antioxidants and has immune boosting properties.
There are two types of cinnamon, cassia and ceylon. According to Dr.Fuhrman cassia has a higher level of coumarin, which is a natural compound that acts as a blood thinner and has the potential to damage the liver in high doses.
However, both cinnamons are good for blood sugar regulation so you be the judge of which one you use. I prefer to use ceylon cinnamon because it has a much more stronger and sweeter taste than the cassia.
You will need:
2 C of almond or coconut milk
2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground ceylon cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of black pepper
1-2 tbsp manuka honey (honey or maple syrup also work)
For those of you who don’t have a high-speed blender, pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a light boil, reduce heat and drink warm. You can also drink this cold, but warm is best!
Enjoy the warm earthy flavours with this sweet golden elixir!
In love and health, Michelle